Helicopter pad launch community celebration

By Adrian Miller

The Maclean Rotary Centenary Helipad will be officially opened on Saturday, March 5, only eight months after the project was launched.

The opening will be by District Governor of Rotary District 9640 Margaret Hayes, with all residents of the Low- er Clarence invited to attend.

Rotary spokesman for the project, Ian Braund, said the appeal was a fine example of the generosity of Lower Clar- ence residents.

"I think whilst the project itself is a first-class amenity, it is much needed and got so many points going for it, the wonderful aside to it all is how it brought the communi- ty together so enthusiastically," he said.

"We were always confident we would raise the money because if you've lived in this community for a while, you realise how generous they are."

Mr Braund said as part of the opening all community members and organisations who donated to the project would be thanked.

"There will be a record board up near the the helipad of all those involved who were either giving of their services or donations, so every body will be recognised for what they've done," he said.

"Everybody whose done something or donated something is going to get a certi

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